Dill originated in the southern Russia and West African regions approximately 5,000 years ago.

 

Dill is a member of the Apiaceous family and has a whiskery, wispy appearance.

 

The tangy fragrance it exudes hints at the flavour and nutrients it provides.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Traditionally, a few drops of dill was applied to boiling water which would be drunk as a tea to soothe infants with colic, to calm nerves, soothe upset stomachs, and promote sleep. (1)

 

  • High in vitamin A which is vital phytonutrient to improve vision, particularly in children. (2)

 

  • Particularly high in phenolic and flavonoid which are able to reduce Low-Density Lipids (LDLs), carcinogenic cells and reduce blood sugar levels. (3)

 

  • High in vitamin C which is beneficial for the body to fight of infections and build up immunity. (4)

 

  • Contains manganese which is a cofactor with the antioxidant superoxide dismutase that helps eradicate harmful free radicals that cause cellular damage. (5)

 

  • Provides more calcium than milk, which is a good phytonutrient to promote bone strength. (6)

 

  • Contains magnesium which supports the cardiovascular, neuron and nervous system. (7)

 

  • Contains potassium which is great for controlling the heart rate and lowering blood pressure. (8)

 

  • Has impressive supplies of B-Vitamins which are essential for metabolising carbohydrates, proteins and fats. (9)

 

 

Dill Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, fresh

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 43
Calories from Fat 9
Total Fat 1 g 2%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 61 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 7 g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2 g 8%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin A 154% Vitamin C 142%
Calcium 21% Iron 37%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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